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Howard, Keith and Lekakul, Great (2018) 'K-Pop as a Means to an End among Thai Youth: Korean Wave as Costume, Food, and Image.' Culture and Empathy, 1 (1-4). pp. 18-33.

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Assessments of the impact of K-pop beyond Korea, and of other aspects within the broader Korean Wave, often focus on groups of fans. The research reported here began from an intention to move beyond fandom, encouraged by a challenge to demonstrate that members of the British Thai community, aware of their heritage in Southeast Asia but growing up in the eclectic cultural mix of contemporary Britain, were interested in K-pop. We respond to academic literature on popular culture, on specialized music and dance training, and on the musical tastes of diasporic groups, by working with teenagers and students who study and perform Thai classical music and dance in two organizations, the Thai Music Circle in the UK and the Thai Dance Academy. We present the results of a survey, and contextualize our findings by exploring recent Thai literature and television programs about Korean Wave and K-pop.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Regional Centres and Institutes > Centre of Korean Studies
Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Department of Music
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
ISSN: 26356619
Copyright Statement: © 2018. Culture and Empathy,
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2020 11:26
Related URLs: https://culture ... food-and-image/ (Publisher URL)

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